After-Hours Workshops

Bicycle Repair Class

The Bicycle Repair Class is 9 weeks long, and held quarterly on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Reno Bike Project, 216 E. Grove St. The class requires a $50 deposit that is refundable upon completion of 8 hours of volunteering at RBP following the bike repair class.

Each week covers a different mechanical system on the bicycle and introduces new aspects of maintenance. Students work on bicycles provided by RBP, which, at the end of the BRC, will be set aside and subsidized to low-income individuals through our Biggest Little Commuter Program. The Bicycle Repair Class has been offered since 2014 and is a great all-rounder introductory course to bicycle maintenance and repair.

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Sign up for the 2020 Spring Session (3/19 – 5/14/2020)  today!

2020 Class Dates:

  • Winter Session: 1/9-3/5  (full)
  • Spring Session: 3/19-5/14
  • Summer Session: 5/28-7/23
  • Autumn Session: 7/30-10/1 (no class on 8/20)
  • Bonus Session: 10/15-12/17(no class 11/26)

*This class is open to Reno Bike Project members and space is limited.  Membership is required to complete enrollment.  To learn more about our membership program, click here*

Class Schedule:

Week 1 – Bike Inspection & Prep
Week 2 – Wheels: Inspection & Hub Overhaul
Week 3 – Wheels: Truing & Dishing
Week 4 – Bottom Bracket & Headset
Week 5 – Makeup & Review
Week 6 – Cables & Housing
Week 7 – Brake Setup
Week 8 – Shifter Setup & Chain
Week 9 – Makeup & Review/End-of-Session Party

Bicycle Repair Class Deposit Policy:

We require a $50 deposit to be paid in advance of the class start. Your spot in the class is not guaranteed until we receive the deposit. Deposits will be returned in full upon completion of 8 hours of volunteering with RBP following the class. Upon graduation, participants will receive a BRC graduate certificate and upgraded Velo membership. Forfeited and donated deposits will be invested into finishing incomplete class bikes. This policy ensures that bikes are available for participants in the Biggest Little Commuter Program (BCLP). The BLCP provides vulnerable community members with bikes as an affordable means of transportation to get to work.

Method of Payment:

Deposit can be made the following two ways:
1. Online through Paypal

2. Via cash, check, or credit in the shop. Please make checks payable to “Reno Bike Project” and write “Bike Repair Class Deposit” on the memo line.

Method of Refund:
1. If your payment was made via Paypal it will be refunded the same way following class graduation.
2. For those who paid in person in the shop, cash will be held and returned at the final class. Checks will also be held and returned, un-cashed. Credit card transactions will be refunded with cash.
3. You can donate your deposit if you want! Just let us know any time leading up to the end of class.

 

FTW Night 

Every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the RBP Community Bike Shop at 216 E Grove Street.

This workshop is open to those who identify as femme, trans (the whole trans fam), women, non-binary, and genderfluid. We offer a safe, welcoming, and educational workspace. This workshop has an informal structure and is driven by participants’ interests and the type of work their bicycles need. Every quarter we will be practicing our bike repair skills by refurbishing two bikes which will then be donated to women’s organizations around town.

Open to Reno Bike Project Members. Non-members may attend their first FTW Night before choosing to become a member. Participants should bring their own bicycles, or come to work on the group project. Reno Bike Project will provide tools.

To be added to the FTW mailing list for weekly workshop reminders, news, & updates, email womenwithwrenches@gmail.com.

 

 

Wednesday Workshop 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Members are invited to work on their bikes with the guidance of our expert volunteers: Elijah & Jake!

The content will follow the previous week’s Bike Repair Class, but it will be a workshop, rather than a class. So you can come and work on anything you would like, but Jake & Elijah will be prepared to focus on a single part of the bike each week.

216 E Grove St.
775-323-4488

Heading into winter, you may want to double-check that the Wednesday workshop is happening, so feel free to call us and follow our instagram or facebook for updates.

If you have ideas for a better name than “Wednesday night workshop” please let us know!